Preliminary Guide to the Ye Galleon Press Records 1964-2000

Summary Information

Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Ye Galleon Press
Preliminary Guide to the Ye Galleon Press Records
Date [inclusive]
1.35 Linear feet of shelf space, 2 Boxes
(MASC staff use) MS.1984.60: 2-2-25-2; MS.1992.54: 2-12-7-2; MS.1995.11: 2-12-7-2; MS.2020.08: 2-12-7-2
Collection materials are in English.
This collection contains records of Ye Galleon Press from 1964 to 2000.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Preliminary Guide to the Ye Galleon Press Records, 1964-2000 (MSSM.063)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Ye Galleon Press was established in 1935 in Fairfield, Washington, by editor Glen Adams. The company developed into a publisher of historic manuscripts and other historic texts in 1964. By 1990, the press had published approximately 486 books focused on the history of the Pacific Northwest.

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Glen Adams was born and raised in Fairfield, Washington, where he graduated from Fairfield High School in 1931. While establishing and running Ye Galleon Press, he attended college in Cheney, Washington. Adams was named an honorary faculty member in the Department of History at Eastern Washington University in 1983. He was among the 100 people selected for the Washington State Centennial Hall of Honor, and he received an honorary doctorate in Letters from Gonzaga University in 1990, all in recognition for his work in publishing primary sources related to Pacific Northwest history.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains records of Ye Galleon Press, from 1964 to 2000. The collection consists primarily of correspondence and copies of manuscripts.

MS.1984.60: Correspondence, manuscript copies, and miscellaneous papers (1964-1990).

MS.1992.54: Correspondence.

MS.1995.11: Correspondence, papers related to manuscripts (1976-1992).

MS.2020.08: Correspondence between Glen Adams and Jim Catley of William James-Bookseller (1987-2000)

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This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections  © 2020

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions apply.

Acquisition Information

Glen Adams donated these materials in multiple installments in 1984 (MS.1984.60), 1992 (MS.1992.54), and 1995 (MS.1995.11).

Jim Catley donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2020 (MS.2020.08).

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Related Materials

Related Material

Glen Cameron Adams Papers, 1960-1966, Cage 126

E. W. Giesecke Papers, 1965-1997, Cage 5064

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Ye Galleon Press -- Records and correspondence.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Washington (State) -- History.

Personal Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Adams, Glen Cameron -- Records and correspondence.
Creator(s) :
  • Adams, Glen Cameron.


  • Booksellers and bookselling -- Northwest, Pacific -- 20th century.
  • Publishers and publishing -- Archives.
  • Publishers and Publishing
  • Washington (State)

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